View Full Version : Waltzing Matilda

24-09-2005, 23:34:18
I've just been listening to the Pogues version of Waltzing Matilda, which they took certain liberties with, however it is amazing how well and Irish band can play Australia's national song.

The Pogues are a first rate band so if you see the CD I suggest you pick it up.

Lazarus and the Gimp
25-09-2005, 17:20:52
It's a cover version- it was written and first performed by the anti-war protest singer Eric Bogle, and it's called "And the band played Waltzing Matilda".

Hell of a song. The Pogues album that features it, "Rum, Sodomy and the Lash" is a classic.

26-09-2005, 08:14:20
I've downloaded a bunch of their stuff and I like it so much I'm going to go shopping for their albums after work tomorrow.

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-09-2005, 19:25:06
Get "Red roses for me", "Rum, sodomy and the lash" and "If I should fall from grace with God". They lost the plot a bit after those.